Paris - Second Cambridge Cutting Edge Lecture with Professor Sir Roger Penrose
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Sir Roger will respond to the question "Are Hawking Points seen in the Cosmic Microwave Sky?'
Sir Roger Penrose OM FRS is an English mathematical physicist. He studied at University College London and at St John’s College Cambridge and is now the Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of mathematics at Oxford. The son of a psychiatrist and geneticist, grandson of a physiologist, brother of a physicist and of a chess grandmaster, Roger Penrose has won numerous prizes and awards and is one of the most important living scientists in the world. He worked closely with Stephen Hawking and appeared in the film, a Brief History of Time.
The work undertaken by Roger Penrose has been wide-ranging and of immense importance. Taking but two examples: in 1964 he revolutionised the mathematical tools used to analyse the properties of space-time and, later, his epoch-making paper “Gravitational collapse and space-time singularities” lead to the cosmology of Big Bang and Black Holes which he worked on with Stephen Hawking.
The topic of Professor Penrose’s Cambridge Cutting Edge Lecture is “Hawking Points in the Cosmic Microwave Sky” in which he will reveal his theories of cosmology and his scientific belief that our Universe is in fact just one of a series of Universes, or eons, each commencing with a Big Bang that had its origins in the dim distant past of a preceding Universe.
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